Floram Marchand "Water Spouter"

Engraving (6 x 4 ¼”, mounted to a card) of Floral Marchand, a Water Spouter & Juggler. Published in London: by George Jones, ca. 1816 [?]. Full-length wood engraved portrait image of the Frenchman who could, by many reports, drink gallons of wine and water, then regurgitate it in steady, arcing streams from his mouth at will. The image captures him in mid-spit, with three streams of wine falling into as many goblets on the table beside him; he holds another in his extended hand, and in the background, many more cups can be seen in a basket on the ground.

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